Ileal Transposition Surgery

Obesity's prevalence and its adverse health effects call for proactive measures. Sedentary lifestyles contribute to obesity and worsen existing health issues. Maintaining health and embracing a healthy lifestyle is imperative. For those struggling to shed excess weight despite exercise and a balanced diet, treatments in Patna offer hope.

Understanding Ileal Transposition:

Ileal Transposition (IT), conducted at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, is a surgical procedure that aids weight and fat reduction while enhancing glucose metabolism. Particularly beneficial for type 2 diabetes patients, IT improves lipid metabolism and insulin sensitivity. It's recommended for those aiming to lower blood sugar or manage organ damage. It's not suitable for individuals with a low body mass index. 

Procedure Insights:

Ileal Transposition, proven effective for type 2 diabetes and weight reduction, involves positioning the ileum (distal small intestine portion) between the stomach or proximal small intestine. This can also be done without connecting to the stomach. Typically performed through sleeve gastrectomy, the surgery takes about 4 to 5 hours under general anaesthesia. A small incision (5mm to 12mm) is made on the abdomen.

 During the surgery, the distal small intestine (ileum) is brought close to the stomach. A segment of the ileum is dissected and interposed into the jejunum (second part of the small intestine). This arrangement aids in connecting the proximal ileum to the large intestine, without removing any part of it. 

Benefits of Ileal Transposition:

  • High BMI suitability
  • Reduction in fat mass
  • Enhanced insulin sensitivity
  • Improved lipid metabolism
  • Controlled food intake
  • Blood sugar regulation

Possible Side Effects:

  • Infection risk
  • Pain
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Swelling 


  • Diagnostic tests
  • Age below 65
  • Uncontrolled sugar level
  • Organ-damaging health complications
  • Blood sugar and insulin checks
  • Liquid diet pre-surgery
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Avoid blood thinners 

For appointments at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, call 0612-3540100. Seek medical guidance for eligibility and preparation.